Monday, March 28, 2011

Putting it off for a week

Do you hear that, internet?

It is the glorious sound of silence. It is the quiet solitude that comes from not having dozens of unanswered emails in my inbox, yelling at me for replies.

I know.

You thought that the voices in my head were merely the product of psychotic delusions. Like the one I have where the phone rings and it is Hugh Jackman on the line. (Hi, Hugh! Call me!)

No, the silent voices you don't hear right now are the peace that comes -- for once -- from having all my loose ends tied up.

At least electronically.

Sure, I have four photo sessions to edit. And dust collecting on the shelves in my bedroom. And a car whose registration expires very soon. And kids' closets just begging to be purged. And books waiting unread on the nightstand.

Crap. Now I feel stressed and panicked again. I HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO! Thanks a lot, me. WhatEVER.

But for the first time in months, my email inbox is neat and tidy. So neat, in fact, that there are only TWO emails sitting there. TWO! (Both online shopping confirmations that will be deleted as soon as the products show up. Yay!) I feel as though I have accomplished a huge feat.

But tragically, since I chose to tackle that task tonight, it leaves me without any time whatsoever to do a How-To Tuesday post.

I know. Somewhere in the world, a lone soul just cried into his cheerios with sorrow and defeat. (Poor Dan. Whatever will he do to console himself?)

But if by some small miracle, you were powered up and ready to participate - keep that post in your drafts folder and we'll get to it next week, I promise. If, like me, you felt as though you were treading water for the past five days, consider this your lucky day and take a breather.

Yeah. You're welcome.

16 comments:

Tristan said...

Oh dang! I just finished mine! HA! No problem. You deserve a break! I'll be posting mine anyway. Have fun getting caught up!

Julie From Inmates said...

Well shoot. I was all ready to go!

crystal said...

Dangit! I was just rubbing my hands in glee, celebrating my cleverness over this week's How-To!

And I missed last week, so I was going to make up for it with a post which actually contains USEFUL informtion.

Can I come over and dust for you? So I don't have to dust MY sick-o house?

And will you clean out my inbox? Because I have 934 emails sitting there, currently. Which reallllly bothers me. I used to pride myself on my 10-or-less inbox policy.

Goes to show, you should never pride yourself on stuff. Freaking karma.

Anonymous said...

why not a how-to on cleaning out your inbox? it could be funny, i know you could swing that!
just a thought.

Donna said...

I'm ready to go this week but was wondering about getting one for next time since my hubby wants to go out of town for 5 days. Stress is now off for me, and I hope it is for you, too! See ya next Tuesday!!

Julianna said...

I already had mine scheduled to post... and it did.

Damn premature posting. :(

Oh well.

I guess my peeps get a bonus.

danandcindy said...

That's a real crapper. I was so looking forward to learning a new skill.

But you are lame. You get your faithful all excited to post their new how-to thingy on their worthless blogs, and leave them hanging. I'll bet that there are ten how-to thingies with nowhere to link to. Good job- Self absorbed Stie.

It's all about Stie.

danandcindy said...

Wow, I just read your comments, and sure enough. You have lots of your followers all pissed at you. Now they're going to find some other lame ars blog to link from.

3leftturns said...

Can't you give us some Mr. Linky love? You tripled my site traffic last week...(3 people came over, instead of just one...)

3leftturns said...

Click on me! http://www.backporchgourmet.com/2011/03/how-to-tuesday-how-to-smoke-ribs.html

3leftturns said...

One last thing. If you want the self-gratifying feeling of being on top of all the "stuff" that collects in your in-boxes all the time, read me: http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301407561&sr=8-1

Karey said...

No worries! Hope things go better this week.

I decided instead of a how-to, I'd get some feedback on a couple of words. Anyone who wants to come on over and weigh in on what the long thing is that you sit on and the place you put things in your car, I'd appreciate it.

http://kareywhite.blogspot.com

Have a good week!

Lizzy said...

Ohh, if I'd only read this BEFORE I posted. Oh well, pie crust anyone?

Lauren in GA said...

I am betting that Dan sends you 72 e-mails...'cause he's nice like that.

Love you!

Suzanne said...

I posted my how to anyway! I'll just put up two links next week. And I think I'm off to check out what others went ahead and posted this week.

And everyone deserves a break. =) Hope you get some good R&R.

Hannah said...

I will dust for you!